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Friday, July 25, 2014

Two Social Activist Are Arrested by Security forces .....


Social activists Morteza Namayeshi and Neda Hoveyat-talab are the two social activists from the city of Bandar Anzali and according to report they were active on website known as " Mojshekan" dealing with social activities in the city of Anzali.
The website was critical with the way the city was managing the social issues of the city .
No one knows about those kidnapping security forces and the safety of Mr. Morteza Namayeshi and Ms. Neda Hoveyat-talab is in great danger.
Link:
http://mozhganhasseli.blogspot.ca/2014/07/blog-post_88.html


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

GRAPHIC: Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza -

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free the Al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt!‏

Petition : Mr. Sisi, free the Al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt!

Reporters Without Borders
47 Rue Vivienne
Paris 75002
France

Help us to defend freedom of information in Egypt!

A month ago, on 23 June, a Cairo court passed sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on three Al-Jazeera journalists: Peter Greste (who is Australian), Mohamed Adel Fahmy (who has Egyptian and Canadian dual citizenship) and Baher Mohamed (who is Egyptian). Similar sentences were passed on 17 other defendants, 11 of them in absentia. Three of the latter were foreign journalists.
 The Egyptian journalists were convicted of membership in a “terrorist organization” (the Muslim Brotherhood) and “sullying Egypt’s image.” The foreign journalists were convicted of disseminating “false reports.” In reality, the government did not like Al-Jazeera’s editorial policies. Sign this petition because journalists should not be in prison for doing their job!
The politically-orchestrated trial was typical of the totalitarian excesses of a government that is trampling on the constitution adopted in January. Field Marshal Sisi, who was elected president in May, is supposed to be its guarantor. Instead he is crushing fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and information. We call on President Sisi to do everything in his power to ensure that these journalists are released, by whatever means necessary. Sign this petition because the new constitution must be applied and the rule of law must be respected!
Six journalists have been killed in connection with their work, with complete impunity, since President Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow in July 2013. At least 65 journalists have been arrested, some media have been censored and others have been closed. Many journalists are in detention awaiting trial. The authorities are organizing a witch-hunt against journalists, both those affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and others. Sign this petition because freedom of information must not be trapped between two rival camps!
Ever since the start of the revolution in January 2011, there have been constant attempts to control and gag the media by successive governments, including the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is now ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help us to defend freedom of information in Egypt!
Link:
http://rsf.org/petitions/egypt/petition.php?lang=en

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Protest by Iran's Stage Players Artists !

Report by ISNA- Iranian Student News Agency-

Iranian stage players artists gathered in front of the Center for Stage Show and then in Roudaki Center for Arts and asked the officials to pay their already delayed salaries  and their demands and rights be met or else their will be a bigger gathering . These demands were signed on a petition at the gathering.

Their basic demands are , officials in charge must pay the delay in their salaries and to follow the justice in providing the stage , the financial supports or other benefits to stage show groups. The organizers of this gathering called their action a syndicate demands and not political.
Link:
http://www.isna.ir/fa/news/93043118111/

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Political Prisoners Arjang Dawoodi after serving more than 10 years in prison is sentenced to death !

Alert ,Islamic regime in Iran is going to hang another political prisoner in Iran !
Human rights organizations around the world must stop this execution.

Iranian political prisoner Arjang Dawoodi is 62 years old and is a teacher , he has been in prison since October 2003 . At the time he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and he was serving his sentence in internal exile in Bandar Abbas prison - On last Sunday under new charges and in a new circus court , judge Asef Hoseini of branch number one of the court of revolution in Karaj city- sentenced him to death . Mr. Vahid meshkani Farahani defense lawyer of Arjang Dawoodi gave this news to his client.
A little while ago Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi a political prisoner with same charges as Mr. Dawoodi was sentenced to death  and the execution was carried which brought outrage among human rights advocate and organizations around the world.
Regime believes Like Khosravi , Mr. Dawoodi is also a member of the Iranian people's Mojahedin, while this is what the regime believes but Mr. Dawoodi rejected this allegations and said, his political opinions is in contradiction with Mojahedin .
This is
Link:
http://www.balatarin.com/topic/2014/7/21/1014991

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Peace & Not War ! Is this hard to understand ? A bunch of Lunatic still ruling over countries.......They must be brought to International Court of Justice for Crime Against Humanity !


A comment under this picture from Facebook -
Back to Album · Ali Hamedani's Photos · Ali Hamedani's Page:
Ata Sadeghi wrote:
From a friend in Gaza...
"I'll tell you what is harder than dying in Gaza by an Israeli missile deluxe. What is harder is that you get a phone call from the Israeli army telling you to evacuate your home because it will be bombed in ten minutes. Imagin
e; ten minutes; and your whole short history on the surface of Earth will be erased.
Gifts you received, photos of your siblings and your children (dead or alive), things that you love, your favorite chair, your books, that last poetry collection your read, a letter from your expatriate sister, reminders of the ones you loved, the smell of your bed, the jasmine tree that hangs off your western window, your daughter’s hair clip, your old clothes, your prayer rug, your wife’s gold, your savings; imagine; all this passes in front of your eyes in ten minutes, all that pain passes while you are struck by surprise.
Then you take your identification papers (passport, birth certificate, etc.) which you have ready in an old metallic candy box, and you leave your home to die a thousand times, or refuse to leave and die once."
@Annemarie Jacir

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Mohammad Javad Zarif -Islamic regime Foreign Minister and his answer to the freedom of Internet and Tweeter for Iranian people - What a Charlatan /Jerk ?

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Iranian Women Aren't Allowed to Enter in Stadium and Watch the National Soccer , Volleyball Team !!!????


That is true, Islamic regime in Iran don't allow Iranian women to watch national games inside the stadiums and because of these inhuman and discriminatory policy towards women , 138 Iranian women rights advocate in a letter to Mr. Ari Garca the head of International Volleyball federation demanded to use its influence on Islamic regime to allow Iranian women to enter into the stadium and watch the games .

Since the International volleyball game is taking place in Italy and July 18 Iran will face with Brazil , the volleyball federation is going to review the situation  and makes its decision public . It is believe that Iran may be withdrawn from the game if Islamic regime won't change its policy towards women watching the game.
Women from other countries in support of Iranian women watching the game
Link:
http://www.dw.de/


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reza Shahabi Member of Iran Bus Union Workers ( Sherkat Vahed) on his 45 Days of Hunger Strike !


Reza Shahabi one of the leader of the Bus Union Workers of Iran started his hunger strike 45 days ago when judiciary officials transferred him from ward 350 of Evin Prison to Rejaei Shahr prison. He was 87 kilo's and now he weighs 69 Kilo's , he lost 18 kilo's. Reza Suffers from back pain  . While in hospital ,he was chained with the hospital bed . His blood pressure is low and because of hunger strike his intestines may bleed and need operation.
Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/article.jsp?essayId=61180


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Thursday, July 10, 2014



PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release

11 YEARS, 11 PICTURES
Photographs by Ziba Zahra Kazemi exhibited in Toronto for the first time (Opens July 11)
TORONTO, July 10, 2014  For the first time, Ziba Zahra Kazemi’s photography will be on exhibit in Toronto at Banu, located at 777 Queen Street West. The opening date, July 11, marks the 11th anniversary of the Iranian-Canadian photojournalist’s murder. In 2003,Ziba Kazemi, known as Zahra, was arrested while taking pictures of grieving mothers outside of Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. She was arrested and tortured by Iranian officials before succumbing to her injuries.

The exhibition, curated by her son Stephan Hashemi, will feature 11 photographs taken across the globe during her travels. Hashemi has been waiting for the Supreme Court of Canada to deliberate on whether he has the right to sue the Iranian government for the murder of his mother since presenting his case in of the courts December 4, 2013. “The idea of exhibiting my mothers work in a public place related to the Supreme Court case made a lot of sense.” said Stephan Hashemi. "We chose Banu because its proprietor, Samira Mohyeddin, has been the single greatest supporter of my mother’s story and what she represents."

Along with her family, Moyheddin has been advocating for justice in Zahra’s case. By chance, Hashemi heard Moyheddin, an outspoken activist and writer, speak about his mother at a human rights conference in 2005 at Concordia University in Montreal and approached her years later about showing his mother’s work. "11 years has gone by since the brutal rape, torture and murder of Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian citizen.” said Mohyeddin, "I will do everything in my power to help her only son see that justice is served. The Supreme Court of Canada must allow Stephan Hashemi the chance to hold the Iranian government accountable for its heinous crimes."  

Kazemi's works will be on display in Toronto until the Supreme Court of Canada makes its decision.

About Banu Iranian Kabob and Vodka Bar
Banu is located at 777 Queen Street West in Toronto. Since opening in 2006, it has been dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights and fighting injustices in Canada and beyond. For more information go to www.banu.ca and follow @banuqueenwest on twitter.

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